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Mini Key Ring Purses
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Knit super-fun, super-cute, super-fast little key ring purses in soft, aloe-infused yarn that slides easily on and off your needles!

Finished sizes: 2" x 2"

Skill: 2 Time: 1 Cost: 1

• Mini Purse designs are numbered left to right.

You will need:
DESIGN #1
•  One 1.76 oz. ball yarn*: 3960 Spring Stripe
•  Size 1 double-pointed knitting needles (2.25mm)
•  3/8" pink button

DESIGN #2
•  One 1.76 oz. ball yarn*: 3965 Razzle Dazzle

DESIGN #3
•  One 1.76 oz. ball yarn*: 3970 Faded Jeans
•  3/8" white button

DESIGN #4
•  One 1.76 oz. ball yarn*: 3972 Black Jack
•  Size 1 double-pointed knitting needles (2.25mm)
•  Stitch markers

FOR ALL
•  Size 1 knitting needles (2.25mm)
•  1 1/4" diameter key rings
•  Yarn needle

*Red Heart Heart & Sole yarn was used for this project.

Note: For product information, see end of article.

Gauge: 32 sts = 4"; 44 rows = 4" in Stockinette stitch.
CHECK GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Abbreviations:
K
= knit; K2tog = knit 2 sts together; mm = millimeters; P = purl; P2tog = purl 2 sts together; St st = Stockinette stitch; st(s) = stitch (es); tog = together; yo = yarn over; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated; [] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

Special Abbreviations:
M1: Make 1 (inc) – Lift strand between needles to left-hand needle and work strand through the back loop, twisting it to prevent a hole, [knit or purl as indicated by pattern st].
Ssk: Slip 2 sts knitwise to right-hand needle, insert point of left-hand needle through front of sts, k2tog through loop.

Design #1
STEP 1: Make front & back (both same).

Cast on 16 sts.
Beginning with a wrong side row, work in St st for 6 rows.
Next Row (wrong side): P1, M1, purl to last st, M1, p1 – 18 sts.
Next Row: K1, M1, knit to last st, M1, k1 – 20 sts.
Work even in St st for 13 more rows.
Knit 2 rows.
Bind off.

STEP 2: Make two straps. 
Cast on 35 sts.
Knit one row.
Bind off.

STEP 3: Make I-Cord
Using double-pointed needles, cast on 2 sts, *do not turn, slide sts to end of needle and k2, pulling yarn tight; repeat from * until I-Cord measures 61/4".
Bind off.

STEP 4: Assemble.
Sew front and back pieces together along sides and bottom edges.
For flower, leave last 1/4" of I-Cord to make center bud. Hold beginning and end of I-Cord at center and fold remaining length into five loops for petals and sew together. Sew flower to front of purse.

STEP 5: Finish. Sew end of one strap to inside 1/4" from top edge and 1/2" from side seam. Insert key ring on strap and sew opposite end in same manner.
Repeat on opposite side.
Weave in ends

Design #2
STEP 1: Make front & back (both same).
Cast on 22 sts.
Beginning with a wrong side row, work in St st for 3 rows.
Next Row (right side): K2, ssk, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 – 20 sts.
Repeat last 4 rows 3 more times – 14 sts.
Eyelet Row (wrong side): P2, yo, p2tog, p7, yo, p2tog, p1.
Purl 3 rows.
Bind off purlwise.

STEP 2: Make two straps.
Cast on 45 sts.
Bind off.

STEP 3: Finish.
Sew front and back pieces together along sides and bottom edges.
Insert one end of strap through eyelet holes from inside purse to outside and tie end into a knot.
Insert key ring and repeat for other end.
Repeat for opposite strap on opposite side.
Weave in ends.

Design #3
STEP 1: Make body.
Cast on 20 sts.
Beginning with a wrong side row, work in St st for 3", end with a wrong side row.
Next Row (right side): Bind off 8 sts, k3 more sts, leave remaining 8 sts unworked.
Work in St st on 4 sts only for 9 rows, end with a wrong side row.
Buttonhole Row: K1, bind off 2 sts, knit last st
Next Row: P1, cast on 2 sts, p1 – 4 sts.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: [P2tog] twice – 2 sts.
Next Row: K2tog.
Fasten off.
Join yarn to remaining 8 sts and bind off.

STEP 2: Make strap.
Cast on 45 sts.
Knit 1 row.
Bind off.

STEP 3: Finish.
Fold Purse in half and sew sides together.
Sew one end of strap along inside of side seam. Insert key ring and remaining end at opposite side seam.
Sew on button.
Weave in ends.

Design #4
STEP 1: Make base.
 
Cast on 18 sts.
Beginning with a wrong side row, work in St st for 5 rows.
Bind off.

STEP 2: Make body. 
Dividing sts evenly around double-pointed needles, join yarn at center of one long side of base, pick up 8 sts to corner, pick up 3 sts along side edge, pick up 16 sts along opposite long edge, pick up 3 sts along side edge, pick up 8 sts along remaining edge – 38 sts. Join to work in rounds, place marker for beginning of round.
Knit 17 rounds.
Eyelet Round: *Yo, k2tog, k3; repeat from * to last 3 sts, yo, k2tog, k1 – 38 sts.
Knit 5 more rounds.
Bind off.
 
STEP 3: Make strap.
Cast on 45 sts.
Knit 1 row.
Bind off.

STEP 4: Make I-Cord.
Using double-pointed needles, cast on 2 sts, *do not turn, slide sts to end of needle and k2, pulling yarn tight; repeat from * until I-Cord measures 9".
Bind off.

STEP 5: Finish.
Beginning at first eyelet, weave I-Cord in and out of eyelets of eyelet round. Pull to gather purse and tie ends together. Tie knot at each end of I-Cord.
Sew one end of strap along inside of side seam. Insert key ring and remaining end at opposite side seam.
Weave in ends.

 

Source:

Coats & Clark
www.coatsandclark.com


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Mini Key Ring Purses 
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Comments
comment By skearns @ Monday, June 28, 2010 12:16 PM
I do not know how to knitt i do no how to crochet do you have instruction in crochet

comment By cncgirl00 @ Tuesday, June 29, 2010 7:46 AM
I agree with other posting--please post a crochet version for this project

comment By deb1 @ Tuesday, July 20, 2010 4:00 AM
Those are real cute. I would like to make some and would do so if they can be converted into crochet :-)

comment By mjaavis @ Saturday, July 24, 2010 10:19 PM
Try single crochet. I knit and crochet and if you take the same number of stiches and just do single crochet it should work. It wouldn't be exactly the same, but close.

comment By lbaxter @ Tuesday, January 04, 2011 9:10 PM
I would love to make these but like everyone else I crochet. I use to knit but over the years have forgotten how because I crochet more. If you guys have patterns for these in crocheting I would love to have them.

comment By Deby @ Tuesday, January 11, 2011 5:18 PM
I knit, but that size needle is hard on my hands. Still, I'm going to give this a try! I have a few purse collectors that might actually enjoy a set of these key rings for a surprise gift.

comment By auntyc @ Wednesday, January 12, 2011 2:32 PM
I too would like to crochet these. Is there a pattern for that?

comment By jcro5818 @ Saturday, January 15, 2011 6:52 AM
I would love to crochet these adorable little purses for a scrapbook page! If there is a pattern to crochet them, please post it!

comment By liliothevalley @ Tuesday, August 02, 2011 12:28 PM
I found a great little page that shows how to convert crochet to knit.

http://www.ehow.com/how_18632_convert-knitting-pattern.html

Hope this helps others like me that prefer crochet to knit!

comment By scrappainter @ Tuesday, August 02, 2011 2:41 PM
http://sites.google.com/site/mimicsa/stripedkeychainpurse

Link to a crochet version.


comment By liliothevalley @ Tuesday, August 02, 2011 7:21 PM
Ooooh thanks scrappainter! That's even better! :)

comment By jak @ Wednesday, August 03, 2011 10:59 AM
Unlike others, I taught myself to knit while in the 6th grade, however I have never learner to crochet. I would love to learn though. These little purses will be just the right size for my Girl Scouts as I teach them to knit.

comment By suki146 @ Wednesday, August 03, 2011 11:48 AM
thanks scrappainter ! That is great to have. I do like these versions a little better though and still would love to have them for crocheted.

comment By cornisan22 @ Friday, April 27, 2012 2:36 PM
I only knit can't crochet though have tried many many times. thanks for knitting project. hard to find. always in crochet

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